Mary Borgman has just arrived in South Africa and needs our dollars to do her work. She serves with Diakonia AIDS Ministry (DAM) in Soweto as an HIV/AIDS worker. Through this work, Mary is able to use her experience as a Social Worker; for 5 years she worked with Child Protective Services and for 3 years as a Domestic Violence Legal Advocate in Washington.
Diakonia AIDS Ministry is a community intervention ministry of ELCSA Central Diocese. This is the Companion Synod to Metro Chicago; for more information see http://www.mcselca.org/who/companion_synod/
Good Shepherd has a tradition of sponsoring a missionary. To actively support this ministry sign up for a specific Sunday on the chart in the lobby/narthex. Then write a check for $25 to Good Shepherd with missionary sponsorship in the memo line. This can be dropped in the collection plate on the given Sunday.